St John the Baptist, Little St John Street

St John the Baptist, Little St John Street, Vicars Lane, Chester CH1 1QX View on map

Built c1075 as a Cathedral on the site of a Saxon minster and principal place of pilgrimage. Became a parish church after the Reformation. Choir and transepts ruined but Norman arcading and crossing remain with early English triforium and clerestory. Victorian stained glass by Edward Frampton and Clayton and Bell.


Opening Arrangements

Open daily: 10am - 4pm summer; 10am -3pm winter.


In the centre of Chester between Roman Amphitheatre and Grosvenor Park. Rail: Chester station (¾ mile). Bus: City Centre buses stop outside.

Parking Spaces


NCP car park in Pepper Street

Disabled Access

  • Wheelchair access: Yes
  • Disabled Toilets: Yes
  • Assistance dogs: Yes